Thursday, January 31, 2013

Driver Announces Retirement After 14 Years

Donald Driver announced today via twitter that he plans to hang up his cleats after a wonderful 14 year career.  Driver posted, “After 14 years in the NFL, I have decided to retire. It’s been an amazing journey, thank you for all of your love and support! #Packer4Life” on twitter earlier this morning.  The former 7th round pick will leave the game with Packers records In receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137) as well as 61 touchdowns.

            A real class act, Driver played his entire career in Green Bay and in a league filled with contract hold outs, PED’s and DUI’s, Driver remained a great role model with a spotless record on and off the field.  Driver is arguably the greatest Packers receiver of all time and his Hines Ward-esque smile and general love/respect for the game will certainly be missed by Cheese Heads and NFL fans alike. 

          The Packers will hold an official ceremony for his retirement at Lambeau Field on Wednesday, February 6th.

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